• Times of San Diego
    Influenza virus binding to a respiratory tract cell. Image via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A dozen influenza deaths were recorded in San Diego County last week, bringing the season’s total to 32, compared to 24 at this time last year, the Health and Human Services Agency reported Wednesday. The HHSA also recorded 2,292 local ...
  • ABC 10 News
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — County health officials say 12 new flu-related deaths have been recorded in the last week, as cases also trend upward. The new influenza deaths included a 34-year-old East County woman with an underlying medical condition who died from influenza A, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. This season ...
  • KTLA
    A San Diego mother of two who was acting as a surrogate for another family, died during childbirth, according to a GoFundMe created to help the family. Michelle Reaves, described as a “mama, wifey and beautiful soul,” passed away this week due to complications while giving birth. “Although the baby made it out safe, Michelle did not,” a ...
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    They are surrounded by hundreds of other people. They have a large menu of group activities: cards, tennis, art classes, theater outings. How could anyone living in a vibrant senior community be lonely?
  • ABC 10 News
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The community is coming together for a San Diego mother of two who died this week while acting as a surrogate for another family. Michelle Reaves was helping a family have children of their own, according to a GoFundMe set up to help her family. It was her second surrogacy for the same family when complications arose and ...
  • Fox 5 San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- Nine flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday. Before news of the additional deaths broke, 11 San Diegans had been confirmed dead by HHSA officials due to flu-related symptoms since the flu season began last July. The nine deaths confirmed Wednesday ...
  • ABC 10 News
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The County Board of Supervisors voted to temporarily ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco product in unincorporated areas of San Diego. Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Dianne Jacob, first proposed the ordinance in October in response to the nationwide epidemic of serious lung injuries linked to ...
  • NBC 7 San Diego
    The San Diego City Council unanimously approved a ban Monday on marijuana billboard ads within 1,000 feet of "sensitive receptors" such as schools, playgrounds, daycare centers, youth centers and parks with playgrounds. Any marijuana or marijuana product billboards cannot be within 1,000 feet, as the crow flies, of a listed area's property line ...
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    A new study by UC San Diego casts doubt on the belief of many scientists and the public that a diet rich in vegetables might slow the progression of prostate cancer, a disease that kills about 33,000 Americans a year.
  • CBS News 8
    SAN DIEGO — It's been a deadly flu season and an especially tragic one for children. 32 children have reportedly died across the country. That's the highest number at this point in the flu season since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began keeping track 17 year ago. In San Diego, however, doctors at Rady Children's Hospital say ...
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    A biotech startup in La Jolla has raised $85 million from notable science investors to investigate its idea for treating age-related diseases: a pill that mimics the effects of exercise and fasting. The company,
  • ABC 10 News
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Nearly four thousand kids in San Diego County have tested positive for lead poisoning over the past decade, and more than 130,000 have missed crucial tests, according to a new report from the California State Auditor. State law requires all 1-and-2 year old children on Medi-Cal to get lead testing. The auditor's office says ...
  • Times of San Diego
    A photo of the bacterium that causes meningococcal disease. Image courtesy CDC/ James Volk. A student at Nazareth School San Diego has tested positive for meningococcal disease, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported Saturday. The previously healthy child is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, according to reports.
  • KPBS
    A series of local ordinances were announced Thursday to combat a spate of San Diego County vaping-related illnesses and injuries, with an aim at prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco in unincorporated county areas until further information can be gathered on the potential health risks. Details of the anti-vaping campaign ...
  • ABC 10 News
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Local health officials said Thursday a new case of vaping-related lung injury as been reported. So far in San Diego, there have been 43 confirmed cases of vaping-associated lung injury with three cases under investigation. There haven't been any local deaths, but all patients have had to be hospitalized. The CDC has said ...
  • CBS News 8
    SAN DIEGO — Influenza-related deaths in the region rose to 11 last week and more than 1,600 flu cases were reported, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday. The latest flu fatality is a 51-year-old woman from North County who died from influenza A on Dec. 31, 2019. She had underlying medical conditions. To date ...
  • ABC 10 News
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego Unified School District is suing e-cigarette company JUUL, claiming its product “disrupts the education and learning environment across the district.” The lawsuit follows similar suits filed by school districts in Los Angeles, Glendale, Compton and Anaheim. The district is seeking an injunction and ...
  • NBC 7 San Diego
    A rise in influenza-like illnesses in San Diego County coincides with a spike in Nationwide flu cases reported during the final week of the year. In California, eight people died from the flu between Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the California Department of Public Health (DPH), and flu cases, hospitalizations and flu deaths are ...
  • YAHOO!
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is still open to join 42 legislators from 20 states and 200 attendees at the three-day Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States that begins Friday at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. "We at NCLGS have been working hard to make sure our panelists and ...
  • NBC 7 San Diego
    Two San Diego ophthalmologists have paid hundreds of thousands to the United States to settle allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare, the U.S Attorney's Office announced on Jan. 2. Mark D. Smith and Fane Robinson are medical ...